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Game #4890

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 25 April 2006

Lost

16th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 26,422

Manchester City

Villa Park

Villa record a second successive defeat and a sixth loss in nine to leave them with just nine wins in thirty six games under David O'Leary this season.

Aston Villa

0-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Kevin Phillips, last minute equaliser disallowed.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 25 April 2006

๐ŸŸจ | 17โ€™ Booked, Liam Ridgewell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Liam Ridgewell, Sub on, Kevin Phillips
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose to an opposition on a run of six consecutive defeats to leave David O'Leary with a record of nine Premier League wins in the last 41 games. We are all angry and we all need to be careful what we say.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #129 |
Tuesday, 25 April 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 25 Feb 06, Villa 0-0 Charlton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Olof Mellberg replaces Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.55 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.52 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.32 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Stuart Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Manchester City

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Sommeil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Claudio Reyna | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Albert Riera | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Trevor Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Darius Vassell (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Georgios Samaras | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Albert Riera | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Kiki Musampa | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Vassell (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Jihai Sun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Georgios Samaras | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Antoine Sibierski | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nicky Weaver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Willo Flood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am angry but I have to be careful what I say.

โ€œMy overall view of the game is that we did not deserve to win it but we did not deserve to get beaten either.

โ€œIt had a draw written all over it. We gave away a poor goal but then we deserved to get one back.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 25 April 2006

Darius Vassell grabbed a second-half winner against his former club to end Manchester Cityโ€™s run of six straight Premiership defeats.

Vassell did not get much power on his shot after turning on the edge of the six-yard box but saw it trundle home.

Villa thought they had snatched an injury-time equaliser when Kevin Phillips followed up Gareth Barryโ€™s shot - but he was flagged offside.

The defeat leaves Villa still needing a point to be safe from relegation.

Villaโ€™s recent form is almost as bad as Cityโ€™s, with David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s men picking up only one win in the seven games before this fixture.

That victory came in last weekโ€™s derby against Birmingham - and Villaโ€™s bright start here suggested it was a start of a upturn in their fortunes.

It was City who carved out the first real chance when Sylvain Distin headed wide from Albert Rieraโ€™s corner.

But Villa soon began to look the stronger side and Milan Baros was unlucky not to latch on to James Milnerโ€™s through-ball with the City defence nowhere to be seen.

More chances for Villa followed with Gareth Barry scuffing his shot wide after creating space for himself in the box and Aaron Hughes going close with a driven cross that almost flew in the top corner.

Mellberg, making his return after five matches out with a hamstring injury, also tested James with a back-post header from Barryโ€™s cross.

Some dubious dribbling from James with the ball at his feet almost presented Baros and Juan-Pablo Angel with more chances - and City could consider themselves fortunate to go in level at the break.

But the visitors were a different proposition after the restart with Rieraโ€™s powerful drive bringing a good stop from Thomas Sorensen and Joey Barton shooting over when well placed.

James saved well from Gabriel Agbonlahor at the other end but it was City who were on top and they broke the deadlock on 71 minutes.

Vassell was allowed to turn on Claudio Reynaโ€™s ball into the box and he got enough on his shot to beat Sorensen for his fourth goal against Villa since leaving for City in the summer of 2005.

Villa struggled to find a response but belatedly came forward in the closing stages.

Barryโ€™s shot from the edge of the area was well saved by James but Phillips followed up to slot home - only for the linesman to cut short his celebrations.

TV replays showed the decision was harsh on Villa but the result puts the pressure back on Oโ€™Leary, who has been heavily criticised by his sideโ€™s fans in recent weeks.

*Aston Villa manager David Oโ€™Leary on his sideโ€™s disallowed goal:*

โ€œI am angry but I have to be careful what I say.

โ€œMy overall view of the game is that we did not deserve to win it but we did not deserve to get beaten either.

โ€œIt had a draw written all over it. We gave away a poor goal but then we deserved to get one back.โ€